Tag Archives: Orchid Series

Singapore Trivia: The Tembusu Tree and 5-Dollar Note

If you visit the Botanic Gardens via the Tanglin gates, you may have notice the iconic Tembusu tree and find it familiar. That is because the tree, with its signature low stretching branch, is used as a motif on our current … Continue reading

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Singapore Trivia: The Firsts and Lasts (in Everyday Life)

A brief record of Singapore’s firsts and lasts of common things that are associated with our everyday life. 1821 – First General Hospital The history of Singapore’s first general hospital was almost as old as the country’s colonial history. The … Continue reading

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Printing and Minting: The Singapore Dollars and Coins

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has just announced that the new set of Singapore coins will be introduced in mid-2013. Belonging to the Third Series since independence, the designs of the new coins feature five of Singapore’s most iconic … Continue reading

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